View Poll Results: Are you getting prepared?

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  • I have already done it.

    6 15.38%
  • I am doing it right now.

    6 15.38%
  • I am starting right now.

    0 0%
  • I'll begin in less than a year.

    1 2.56%
  • I'll get ready within 2 years.

    0 0%
  • I'll take some limited measuers.

    1 2.56%
  • I'll wait and see what happens. Then I'll act.

    6 15.38%
  • I am not worried. I trust Obama's policies.

    10 25.64%
  • I don't care. I'll just accept my fate.

    4 10.26%
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealOneThunder View Post
    Living out in the boondocks, we need to prepare for loss of power. The last time it was 6 days before power was restored. Regardless, it makes sense.
    I had a gasoline fueled generator, used it so rarely that it was hard to start when I needed it.
    There are some new propane powered ones on the market that should be easier to deal with. No liquid fuel deposits to gum up the carburetor.

    OTOH, I have used a shot of propane to get a gas generator started. Works as well as the ether based starters....
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I had a gasoline fueled generator, used it so rarely that it was hard to start when I needed it.
    There are some new propane powered ones on the market that should be easier to deal with. No liquid fuel deposits to gum up the carburetor.

    OTOH, I have used a shot of propane to get a gas generator started. Works as well as the ether based starters....
    ...like replacing the batteries in the smoke alarms, the generator has to have regular testing....

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    what was the typical life expectancy 150 years ago?
    Why don't you try answering the question? That's okay, you probably don't know the answer.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealOneThunder View Post
    ...like replacing the batteries in the smoke alarms, the generator has to have regular testing....
    which most of us won't do...
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    which most of us won't do...
    I have found that if you coincide the daylight saving time dates, checking generators, replacing smoke alarm batteries, fire extinguishers...makes it a little easier to remember....

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealOneThunder View Post
    I have found that if you coincide the daylight saving time dates, checking generators, replacing smoke alarm batteries, fire extinguishers...makes it a little easier to remember....
    I hear the the detectors should be replaced every 5 years as well....
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    fyi Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Most of you seem to be more concerned about natural disasters than the likleyhood of an economic and social collapse like the one that hit Zimbabwe not long ago.

    I pray it never happens, but with the massive spending, huge indebtedness and disregard for Constitutional rights, the future does not look bright.

    Read this:

    Preparation by Michael Gaddy

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Most of you seem to be more concerned about natural disasters than the likleyhood of an economic and social collapse like the one that hit Zimbabwe not long ago.

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    Gaddy is a fear monger....
    we are not having an economic and social collapse here, but it is an economic downturn.
    Being prepared should be about this situation as well. One thing I read recently was some other fear monger saying that we are 3 meals away from a revolution. Certainly we should have some extra food stored for when the trucks stop running and the stores run out of food. I have no idea how the people in metropolitan areas will survive, as most of them shop often due to not having space to store much food.
    It is one thing to try to prepare for likely disasters, job loss, individual economic downturns, etc. but quite another to prepare for chaos. IMO, chaos will not happen any time soon, but job loss IS happening and it is good to have extra food on hand for that situation alone....and extra savings as well. Suzie Ormond has advice on that, something about 6 months of income stashed in savings. After the last year, I am thinking 6 months may not be enough....not a week goes by that I don't hear about some friend or neighbor back in AZ losing their job.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    My preparation and the training for the strays has all been about natural disasters, including a worldwide pandemic.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    According to the Council of Foreign Relations, 40% of Americans have a survivalist mindset.

    A sizable number of people are stockpiling for hard times in the near future. Many are fearing food shortages, power outages, water and energy shortages, bank closures, massive crime, and runaway inflation.

    One comment: "What's motivating this is sheer terror over the new administration."

    Read this:

    Economic crisis spurs spike in 'suburban survivalists'

    So the question is: Are you getting prepared for hard times? Or are you not worried and think these fears are exaggerated?
    It's all about seeing the signs... the signs show that we are headed for a major depression because we are production is all but shipped over-seas (thanks to globalization / Nafta/gatt/ etc) so we are spending our way into oblivion.

    Next, the central banks around the world have their printing presses running red to keep up with things floating, so once all this currency makes it into circulation with the lack of production to back it up... there is guaranteed to be a measure of inflation rate increasing.

    Also, the public is starting to be sold on the idea of rounding up homeless and placing them in 'camps' (cal-expo in california)

    An overall checklist would include
    - a weapon
    - food
    - water / water filters
    - barter items
    - transportation
    - A safe place

    That said, is it better to be prepared for the worst and not need it, or to need these things but not having them.

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